If one of your hobbies is reading the backs of skincare labels for ingredient lists, you have probably noticed that Aloe Vera is in a lot of cleansers, moisturizers and even hair products.
If you’re wondering why that thick, green, goopy gel your mom used to make you use when you got a sunburn is in your fancy glass bottle of serum, you’ve come to the right place.
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera is a plant that was discovered in ancient Egypt where it was considered the “plant of immortality,” and has since been used as a healing treatment for burns and other severe topical injuries.
Why Use Aloe Vera on your Skin?
Aloe Vera is different because it not only contains all the vitamins and antioxidants your skin desires, but it can also be used as a spot treatment for acne. Usually, spot treatments are known to dry out your skin, but Aloe Vera is actually known for being extremely hydrating and can even be used raw as a moisturizer in the right form.
Other benefits of using Aloe Vera on your skin include anti-aging, boosting cell turnover, and of course, soothing and healing burns or redness. Basically, this stuff is the remedy for all skin concerns.
What is the Best Way to Use Aloe Vera on your Skin?
Although some opt for using aloe gel directly from the plant, we have a few products that make using the magic ingredient on your skin a lot easier and safer.
Here are some of our favorite ways to get our Aloe fix.
Aloe Vera for Cleansing
Cleansing with skin care products that contain aloe is one of the best ways to get your daily fix since cleansing is the first step of a typical skincare routine.
If you use a cleanser that contains Aloe, it’s skin-saving because of the fact that Aloe Vera has the ability to repair and recover skin from the day behind you. That means if you have sunburns, acne scars or even just build up from a tough day of pollution and city lights, Aloe Vera is your best friend.
For on the go:
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